MANHASSET, N.Y. Cree Inc. announced Thursday (May 19) it has licensed its white LED patent to several strategic chip customers, including Stanley Electric Co. Ltd., and Rohm Co. Ltd., both of Japan, and Cotco Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong).
The licenses provide rights to manufacture and sell white LEDs that incorporate Cree's high performance LED chips. Cree (Durham, N.C.) is currently discussing with other potential partners to license this patent over the next few quarters.
White LEDs are becoming more
popular as portable and mobile displays increasingly require them for use in color displays.